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Old 04-24-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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...targeting immigrant inmates

"The so-called Secure Communities program, launched in 2008, was promoted to local and state leaders as a way to focus enforcement efforts on "serious convicted criminals." But the program, which uses fingerprint data, has come under fire because it has ensnared a high proportion of immigrants who have never been charged with a crime or who have been charged with minor infractions."

"Critics say it discourages illegal immigrants from reporting crimes and opens the door to racial profiling."

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Illegal immigration: U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren says federal officials lied about program targeting immigrant inmates - latimes.com

Yet another thing wrong with a large portion of California...too many bleeding heart RICH politicians who don't want to lose their cheap maids, nannies, pool cleaners and gardeners.
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